Episode 91: How To Protect Your Business From Embarrassing Hacks (Both Internal and External)

These days hacks are so frequent, anything that happens, even unintentional bad judgment tweets, is just explained by, “Oh I was hacked.”  But when it comes to your business and your brand, it’s not that simple.  A hack can end you or critically injure your business.  And in many cases, it’s not just an outside hacker that is looking to do you damage, in fact, I would say it’s more likely an internal threat such as a disgruntled employee.

In this episode, I talk about how to set up a process to identify your exposure points and leverage technology to help mitigate your expose, to hacks from within and without (ok, that’s not the right word but it does have a natural flow to it, from inside hackers and outside hackers as well).  Enjoy!

Topics Discussed (Time Stamped)

01:53 Cloud-based technology used
12:22 Technology of the week called TrackMySubs
05:15 Protecting organizations from hackers
06:23 His hacking experience
09:32 Having a solid set of policies and practices to prevent hacking
09:57 Business process tips and software
10:30 Identifying all software
12:05 Categorising in terms of risk factors
15:54 On being strategic
17:35 Leveraging the team password manager
24:14 The longer the password, the more secure it is
24:38 On having a strong communication plan in the company
27:18 Knowing what systems you have and doing an inventory of the employees who have access to them
28:51 Educating employees on how to use technology
32:32 Recording videos of training and including it in the boarding package
33:25 Equating the risk versus the reward
33:48 Designating someone as a technology expert

Quotes Worth Sharing

Muscle memory is good practice as good policy Click To Tweet Small businesses can do things that make sense and big businesses can’t Click To Tweet When you start doing things like changing password on people, that’s real motivation Click To Tweet

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Thanks for listening and checking out the show notes,  any feedback, comments, or questions, send me an email at [email protected]

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